Fear isn’t a word in your vocabulary. You don’t mind blood, gore, intense violence, or any of those things. You want to be shocked, horrified, and scared out of your mind. These are the games for you.
Confirmed Horror Games For The PS5
- Dead by Daylight
- Dying Light 2
- GhostWire: Tokyo
- In Sound Mind
- Martha is Dead
- Monstrum II
- Observer: System Redux
- Quantum Error
- Resident Evil Village
- Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2
Our Top Predictions For Horror Games on The PS5
1. Frictional Games (Amnesia, SOMA)
Frictional Games are known for their Amnesia titles, but they’ve also branched off into existential horror with their PS4 title SOMA. It’s clear they’re not afraid to try different stories and settings, so I imagine we’ll see something brand new on the PS5 from them.
They’ve managed to scare me in all kinds of ways, so it will be interesting to see how they manage to up their game on the next generation. While their current title, Amnesia: Rebirth comes to PS4 in fall of 2020, they have yet to say if this new entry will come to the next generation, or if they have something else cooking up for the PS5.
2. Silent Hill
The cancellation of Silent Hills was a major blow to the gaming industry. Kojima and legendary director Del Toro were both on the project, and it was looking incredible. Konami clearly has a screw loose, but I’m holding out hope that they come to their senses, or at the very least let someone bring back this classic series.
With Resident Evil coming back, it’s only fair that Silent Hill gets a chance too on the PS5.
3. Until Dawn
Until Dawn was an excellent homage to classic horror stories, and the Butterfly Effect system blew me away with the various ways the story could be influenced by your choices and actions. Even the VR spinoff was really fun, but Until Dawn is a game that begs some sort of sequel.
Whether it’s new people or some kind of continuation from the first one, this game needs to have some sort of presence on the PS5.
4. The Evil Within
We’ve already heard rumors about a sequel to Shinji Mikami’s The Evil Within, but this series is a welcome addition to the horror catalog. While the first one had some rough edges, its heart was in the right place, and the unique story made for some really interesting twists, turns, and revelations.
The PS5 could truly lend the cinematic feel to this series that the creators were going for in the first one. We need to see it on the PS5.
5. Summoning The Indie Developers
Independent developers (indies) have been making some of the most interesting horror games this generation, and that will absolutely continue on the PS5. Smaller teams and studios are making titles like Lone Survivor, Sylvio, and Claire, all of which are unique and interesting takes on the horror genre.
We cannot ever discount the power of indie developers to come up with new and terrifying ideas. We need to support them now, and into the future as the PS5 looms in the horizon.